Kendall Hartley

Associate Professor of Educational Technology
Expertise: Self-regulated learning, Instructional website design and development, Smartphones and learning, Equity and technology access, Remote teaching and learning


College of Education associate professor Kendall Hartley has over 20 years of educational experience at UNLV, where he specializes in using technology for teaching and learning.

Prior to joining UNLV, Hartley taught high school science for five years in Nebraska public schools. He currently teaches UNLV graduate courses in instructional design, online learning, and multimedia programming. Hartley is particularly interested in the role of self-regulatory skills and the use of smartphones for learning. He also has extensive experience in designing instructional and informational internet web sites.

Hartley has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed educational research journals, including the Journal of Educational Computing Research, Education Researcher, Journal of Technology and Teacher Education and the Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia.


  • Ph.D., Educational Technology, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • M.S., Science Education, University of Iowa
  • B.S., Science Education, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Kendall Hartley In The News

K.N.P.R. News
From self-driving cars, to virtual assistants on smartphones, artificial intelligence has become a big part of our lives. But what happens when we combine artificial intelligence with cutting-edge chatbots like Chat GPT and ask it to write college essays.
K.V.V.U. T.V. Fox 5
Not everyone in the Las Vegas Valley has affordable internet. In fact, thousands are not connected at all. For example, in Ward 3 of Las Vegas, which includes parts of downtown and East Las Vegas, 32% of households don’t have broadband internet. In many parts of Ward 3, monthly internet plans run into triple digits.
K.V.V.U. T.V. Fox 5
Artificial Intelligence seems to be a topic everyone is talking about and its ability to write just about anything, from a book, to a recipe and even help students with a college essay. ChatGPT is a cutting-edge AI technology developed by OpenAI which uses deep learning to understand and respond to human language. It can be used in many fields such as chatbots, language translation and automated writing, making it a valuable tool for improving efficiency and communication in day-to-day life.
Smithsonian Magazine
In response to the text-generating bot ChatGPT, the new tool measures sentence complexity and variation to predict whether an author was human